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Putting the “Science” in “Science Fiction” – Telerobotics

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Putting the “Science” in “Science Fiction” – Telerobotics

In the past I have spoken about both autonomous robotic drones and power armour suits that are operated by the person wearing them. However some films, such as Surrogates and Iron Man 3 explore the idea of merging the two, creating robots that can be remotely controlled as if a […]

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What Problem Do We Believe Private Health Insurance is Going to Fix?

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What Problem Do We Believe Private Health Insurance is Going to Fix?

By Mark Stabile Canada is about to face its second court challenge over restrictions on private health insurance when Dr. Brian Day’s case appears before the courts in September 2014.  It is true that there are examples of jurisdictions that value universal health insurance coverage and also allow private insurance […]

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Parasites—and their role in a healthy society—to be explored at Canadian Museum of Nature’s NatureTalks

April 16, 2014 1:13 pm
Parasites—and their role in a healthy society—to be explored at Canadian Museum of Nature’s NatureTalks

What first comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘parasite’? Many would agree that images of insects, bacteria and squirmy, unidentifiable objects consume their thoughts. A parasite is defined as an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the […]

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From Vision to Reality: Construction is underway for Aquatopia

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From Vision to Reality: Construction is underway for Aquatopia

(Left to right): Catherine Neville, Mayor Jim Watson, March Ward Councilor Eli El-Chantiry, Nicholas Bott, Bruce Firestone Mayor Jim Watson and March Ward Councilor Eli El Chantiry were on hand yesterday, April 15th for the soil-turning ceremony of Aquatopia in Carp. Coming this July, Aquatopia will be the largest public […]

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